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RWC 2019 Fan Zone - Riverside Minakami

Escape from the madness of Tokyo to the pristine nature of Minakami, just 75 mins from Tokyo! Adventures, rugby, beers and BBQ! Everything a rugby fan needs all in the one place! We also run a riverside lodge and glamping area so can look after you for accommodation or alternatively recommend you to some traditional hot spring traditional Japanese inns.

The area boasts 2 national parks including Japanese second largest; Joshinetsu Kogen, so there are plenty of hiking and biking options from half day through to multi-day. October is the Autumn colour season so the mounatins are spectacular around this time!

You can come up as an indvidual or as a group. Some dates are already full booked so the earlier the better! Book a tour and accommodation on this site or enquire here


Canyons is Kiwi owned and operated, so rugby runs in our blood! We will be screening EVERY game at our RWC 2019 fan zone.  Jump out on a adventure or just chill out a hot spring in the morning and enjoy the game with fellow rugby fans in the afternoon.

Dates: Sept 20 2019 - November 2, 2019

Official RWC 2019 match schedule



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Minakami has the largest choice of adventure tours in the country.Rafting, Canyoning, Biking, Hiking, Bungy, Hydrospeed and more. Something for everyone with easy going to adrenaline junky options.  



Minakami Accommodation

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Minakami has over 150 hotels, Japanese inns, B&B's, lodges and camp areas. Ranging from 1 star to 5 star there is something to suit everyones budget and style. You can stay at the Canyons run Alpine Lodge or Riverside Oasis glamping area or alternatively we can help you with finding local accommodation. Many of the traditional accommodations include hot springs, including Takaragawa Onsen, Japans largest outdoor hot spring.


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